Non-surgical facelifts

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You may ask ‘What exactly is a non-surgical facelift?’ Well after some research I discovered that it is different things to different people. It can be as simple as a non-invasive face mask packed with extracts of fruit and boosted with vitamins and minerals or it can be the application to the face of a warm thermal pad vibrating with radio waves. It can also be a face full of dermal filler injections and it can even be a combination of all of the above. So basically ‘you pays your money and you makes your choice’. Pain or no pain; affordable or expensive.

Cost and benefits

The non-surgical facelift is not actually a facelift in the strict sense of the word. The skin is not ‘lifted’ per se. At the most dermal fillers are injected into or just under the surface of the skin where it is supposed to plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and defects. Looking at many ‘before and after ‘photographs indicates no substantial changes to severe lines. The main value of a non-surgical facelift is a freshening up of the skin plus a psychological boost. And quite frankly that in itself is worth something. However, the cost of some of these procedures can range from a few hundred to a few thousand pounds and, quite frankly, a short-lived boost to the appearance ego is not worth quite that much.

Alternative options

If you feel you badly need a facelift then that usually means deep lines and sagging jowls and a non-surgical facelift won’t make much, if any, difference to your appearance. Only a surgical facelift will make a substantial difference in this case. Of course this is a huge step for anyone to take as it involves multiple risks and it is also very expensive. But if you really feel the need to lose the jowls and deep wrinkles then, currently, it is the only way to go. So don’t waste your money on the non-surgical options.

If on the other hand you’re still fairly young and have a few superficial lines and just a little bit of sag then it could be worth exploring the non-surgical route. The face masks and other non-invasive procedures are generally risk free unless you’re allergic to any of the ingredients. These can freshen up the skin and sometimes give a very temporary skin-tightening effect. However, just being pampered during these procedures can get the feel-good endorphins going. The invasive procedures such as dermal filler injections require a more considered approach as there have been many cases where these have caused problems. So always carry out thorough research and carefully consider your options.